Treatment & Services
- Abdominal Surgery
- Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
- Bile Duct Exploration
- Bile Duct Stone Removal
- Biliary And Pancreatic Stone Therapy
- Biliary Surgery
- Breast Biopsy
- Breast Conservation Surgery
- Breast Diagnostics
- Breast Surgical Oncology
- Breast Ultrasound
- Clinical Breast Examination
- Colonic Manometry
- Complex Abdominal Hernia Repair
- Diagnostic Laparoscopy
- Fecal Diversion
- Gastrointestinal Surgery
- Hernia Open Repair Surgery
- Hernia Surgery
- Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
- Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery
- Laparoscopic Incisional Hernia Repair
- Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair
- Laparoscopic Placement of CAPD Catheters
- Laparoscopic Splenectomy
- Laparoscopic Surgery
- Laparoscopic Surgery for Digestive Diseases
- Liver Biopsy
- Minimally Invasive Breast Biopsy
- Minimally Invasive Surgery
- Office Ultrasound Guided Biopsy
- Open Inguinal And Abdominal Hernia Repair
- Parathyroid Surgery
- Pediatric Total Abdominal Colectomy
- Sentinel Lymph Node Procedures
- Sentinel Node Biopsy
- Single-port Surgery
- Stapled Hemorrhoidectomy
- Stereotactic Breast Biopsy
- Surgery For Breast Cancer
- Surgery for Diseases Of The Breast
- Surgical Drains
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Abdominal Abscess
- Abdominal Pain
- Anal Abscesses
- Anal Fissures
- Benign Breast Disease
- Bile Duct Diseases
- Bile Duct Stones
- Breast Abscess
- Breast Cancer
- Breast Disease
- Breast Infections
- Breast Lump
- Breast Pain
- Colon Diseases
- Colon Polyps
- Colorectal Cancer
- Ductal Carcinoma In Situ
- Gallbladder & Biliary Tract Disease
- Gallbladder Disease
- GI Bleeding
- Inguinal Hernia
- Intraductal Papilloma
- Large Intestine Cancer
- Male Breast Cancer
- Necrotizing Fasciitis
- Nipple Discharge
- Obscure Gastrointestinal Bleeding
- Parathyroid Disease Description
- Recurrent Breast Cancer
- Sebaceous Cysts
- Skin Cancer
- Small Intestine Cancer
- Stomach Cancer
- Thyroid Cancer
- Thyroid Nodule
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Residency - Fairview General Hospital
Cleveland, OH USA
Internship - Fairview General Hospital
Cleveland, OH USA
Medical School - Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine
Chicago, IL USA
Undergraduate - University of California Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA USA
breast surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, hernia repair, hernia repair and trauma surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, surgery of the gastrointestinal tract, surgical treatment of diseases of the breast
Research & Publications
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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.
As of 1/2/2017, Dr. Smith has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.
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107 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.
Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.
The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.9|
|Knows Medical History||4.9|
|Time Spent with Patient||5|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.9|
5 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Jul 3, 2017
Dr. Smith's assistant, Angela, was great at working with my other doctors to make sure I received clearance for Dr. Smith to perform the hernia surgery. This was important as the quicker it is repaired, the quicker I can go back to working out, which is critical to my overall health given my history starting in 2015.
Reviewed on Jul 3, 2017
Dr Smith is compassionate, smart AND a good surgeon. so lucky I was assigned to him from the ER with appendix issues.
Reviewed on Feb 16, 2017
Dr. Smith was very personable and took time to answer my questions (and was thorough enough in the first place that I didn't have many questions), paid attention to my health history, and didn't try to rush me. Thank you!
Reviewed on Jan 30, 2017
Best health care experience I've ever had.
Reviewed on Jan 6, 2017
Dr Smith listened and answered all my questions in terms I understood.
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